Definitions for obscurantəbˈskyʊər ənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ob•scu•rantəbˈskyʊər ənt(n.)

  1. a person who strives to prevent the spread of knowledge.

  2. (adj.)pertaining to or characteristic of obscurants.

  3. tending to make obscure.

Origin of obscurant:

1790–1800; < L obscūrant-, s. of obscūrāns, prp. of obscūrāre, der. of obscūrus dark

Wiktionary

  1. obscurant(Noun)

    One who acts to confound or obfuscate; an obscurantist.

  2. obscurant(Noun)

    A person who seeks to prevent or hinder enquiry and the advancement of knowledge or wisdom; an agent of endarkenment.

  3. obscurant(Noun)

    An opposer of lucidity and transparency in the political and intellectual spheres.

  4. obscurant(Adjective)

    Acting or tending to confound, obfuscate, or obscure.

  5. obscurant(Adjective)

    Typical of or pertaining to obscurants; obscurantic; obscurantistic.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Obscurant(noun)

    one who obscures; one who prevents enlightenment or hinders the progress of knowledge and wisdom

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